In the past few months, our family has bought a car, sold a car, bought a house, watched our lender go MIA and then quit the company leaving us high and dry a week before closing, then started over in buying a house thanks to some very understanding sellers and a savvy realtor, then had a baby (our third, all under five years old) then sold a house, which included 36 private viewings in 21 days (while managing three little ones), then moved, then I was gone for a week to run a work conference, then unpacking, unpacking, unpacking, then our kid’s birthday party, then a wedding we attended…
…needless to say, writing has taken a back seat to life.
But I’m back(ish), though ironically I’m putting my ‘current’ WIP (The Queen of Clubs) aside and working on my older project (The Siren’s Lyric) instead. I love the potential in QoC, but have no idea where to take it at the moment. What’s worse, in regards to what I do know about the plot direction, I keep writing in a completely different direction, which is fine, but I’m finding that I’m going to trap myself. Also, secretly, I’ve never given up on Siren’s Lyric. I like the story a lot and have always had some bold ideas on how/where to fix it. So far, some of my harshest critics say I’m going the right direction with what they’ve read. Hopefully that’s true.
So there it is. I’m a fool, but I’m diving back into The Siren’s Lyric. The results will be very different, for those who’ve read some of all of it. Hopefully it will be cleaner and a stronger read for my efforts.
Wish me luck!